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  • Jim Farrer
    ... HMMMMMNNNnn Sounds kinda like JB! (But hope JBs life is long; has lots to offer us. Jim Farrer
    Message 1 of 4 , Apr 19, 2000
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      Ed Phillips wrote:
      >
      > Herzog wrote:
      > >
      > > This Week's SW
      > BULLETIN
      > >
      > > Please note: You can receive the SW Bulletin free
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      > > Simply transmit SUB BULLETIN as the subject of
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      > >
      > > Physics:
      > > On the Discovery of
      > Electromagnetic Waves
      > >
      > > ON THE DISCOVERY OF
      > ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES
      > > Sometime around the mid 1880s,
      > the noted physicist
      > > Hermann
      > > Helmholtz (1821-1894) suggested
      > to one of his
      > > accomplished former
      > > students that the student
      > compete for a prize being
      > > offered by
      > > the Berlin Academy of Science
      > for work in the field
      > > of
      > > electromagnetics. James Clerk
      > Maxwell (1831-1879),
      > > the chief
      > > theoretical architect of
      > electromagnetics, was no
      > > longer on the
      > > scene, and the field was in the
      > doldrums. The former
      > > student of
      > > Helmholtz had some interest in
      > Maxwell's theoretical
      > > equations,
      > > but not much interest in the
      > Berlin Academy prize.
      > > Nevertheless,
      > > he went to work to compete for
      > the prize, and in
      > > 1888 the former
      > > student of Helmholtz (the
      > student now Professor of
      > > Physics at
      > > Karlsruhe), Heinrich Hertz
      > (1857-1894), presented to
      > > the world
      > > the first theoretical
      > prediction and experimental
      > > demonstration
      > > of what later came to be called
      > "radio waves".
      >
      > There are some excellent biographies of Hertz
      > available from Amazon and
      > others. Recommended reading for anyone interested in
      > such history.
      > Most interesting thing about Hertz is all of the
      > accomplishments he
      > managed to cram into such a short life. His work on
      > EM radiation was
      > only incidental to more extensive work he did in a
      > variety of fields.
      >
      > Ed

      HMMMMMNNNnn Sounds kinda like JB! (But hope JBs life
      is
      long; has lots to offer us.

      Jim Farrer
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